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Country Legend George Jones Dies

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George Jones (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

George Jones (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

George Jones passed away today (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, after being hospitalized on April 18th with a fever and irregular blood pressure. Jones was 81.

The Country Music Hall of Famer, Grand Ole Opry member and Kennedy Center Honoree is a legend in the country community. His hits span over half a century and have been covered by countless country artists.

His music also influenced dozens of artists you hear on KZOK like The Allman Brothers, Credence Clearwater Revival and The Doobie Brothers.

Read the entire obituary on our sister station, KMPS.

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